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Eli Johnson Memorial Squirt B Tournament - Dec. 1-3, 2023

Team Managers-Roster Submission - T-Shirt Orders

Below is a link to a Google document. 

Open it, and at the top click on Open With and select Google Sheets. 

Go to your team tab, and put a link to your certified roster in the indicated box.  We would appreciate this info as soon as possible so we can get everyone in Gamesheets for scoring. 

The right side of the document is for your team's t-shirt order.  These are due the Tuesday the week of your tournament.  

NOTE: the Google Document will be locked on Wednesday morning. 

If questions, contact Amanda at

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MYHA Families:

Squirt B volunteer schedule and requirements

Please click the TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEER link to view the Squirt B volunteer schedule (as they become available), job descriptions, and job swapping board.

Welcome to the Eli Johnson Memorial Tournament

A BIG THANK YOU to all participating in the 4th Annual Eli Johnson Memorial Tournament at the Cullen Hockey Center. Eli was a Moorhead Youth Hockey alum who died by suicide in 2017. At the time of his death, Eli was a student athlete and a member of the Concordia College baseball team. Our hope is that Eli is remembered for how he lived, not how he died.

The Eli Johnson Memorial Tournament is brought to you by the Moorhead Youth Hockey Association and M3. By way of background, M3 is the mental health initiative of the Moorhead Youth Hockey Association. Research shows that kids begin to feel things like anxiety, lack of self-confidence and doubt as early as eight (8) years old. M3 recognizes that we have to connect with kids sooner by bringing them tools that help them understand what they may be feeling or what their friends may be feeling with age-appropriate curriculum. M3 has three goals: (1) Raise Awareness surrounding mental health, (2) Eliminate the Stigma associated with mental health, and (3) Connect Resources for addressing mental health. The Eli Johnson Memorial Tournament serves to honor Eli Johnson and continue to open the conversation around mental health.

As with mental wellness, there are no teams. Our friends and mental wellness champions around Minnesota and North Dakota are joining our efforts for this tournament to continue to raise awareness around mental health. The Max Foundation, 463 Foundation and Sophie’s Squad are all contributing to this meaningful tournament. Make no mistake, we are all in this together and we welcome everyone to join in this initiative.

Team Eli Athletes From Last Year 

Tournament Events:

We have an incredible Tournament planned with added events that will truly make the Tournament meaningful for all the players and coaches.

All Eli Team

As part of the tournament, an “All Eli Team” will be selected. One player from each team will be selected by their coaches/team to represent the characteristics Eli embodied. Below are the characteristics that we encourage coaches to use in determining their team representative:

  • Competitive. A fiercely competitive person who never backed down from a challenge. Life is a game meant to be played, on and off the turf, field or rink. Eli wasn’t always on the top team as a youth player, he was small in stature, but he did not let that stop his intensity and willingness to compete. 

  • Outgoing Personality. Eli coined the saying “Come One, Come All.” This speaks to his inclusive attitude towards all. When Eli won the Inspiration Award no one was surprised. He inspired many with his infectious personality. 

  • Leader. Eli was a multi-sport athlete, a team captain, an MVP and a record holder. Teammates and friends looked up to Eli. 

  • Superior Teammate. Eli’s tremendous athletic accolades were matched by his love of teammates and coaches, who he considered family. Eli had the rare ability to make others around him better on and off the field/ice. 

Once the kids are selected from each team, we will send out an invite to the Cullen Hockey Center Great Room for a group photo, and to collect their swag and certificate for this honor.

Open Conversations About Mental Health

This tournament will be an opportunity to start and continue conversations about mental health. Mental health experts will be sprinkled throughout the rink to share and promote tools and resources regarding mental health. A suicide prevention booth will also be set-up at the rink. As parents and leaders in our communities, we cannot wait for the “perfect” time to talk about mental health. The conversation is the first step! We will have the rink full of age appropriate resources regarding mental health, focus, emotions and teamwork.

Rink Location

Unless otherwise indicated all Tournament Games are at the Cullen Hockey Center in MOORHEAD, MN. 

707 SE Main Ave, Moorhead, MN

The CHC rinks are Bushy, Scheels, and Sanford.  

**Occasionally,  we have to schedule games at the Moorhead Sports Center -  2400 4th Ave South , the rinks are the North and South Rink.  For reference it is a half mile North East of the CHC and connected to Moorhead High School.

Tournament Information

  • MAHA sanctioned
  • 8 - 16 Teams (depending on tournament), 3 days, 4 Game Guarantee!
  • Pool Play, 10pt Scoring System and/or bracket play
  • 15-minute stop time (with overtimes on Sunday) - Squirts, 10U, PeeWees & 12U
  • 17-minute stop time (with overtimes on Sunday) - Bantam, Junior Gold & 15U 
  • Trophy for 1st & 2nd place, and player medals for 1st & 2nd place
  • Individual tournament shirts available for purchase each tournament weekend.

MYHA Tournament Lodging-All MYHA tournaments are Stay-to-Play

The tournament committee has worked with the Fargo-Moorhead CVB to contract great rates and reserve hotel room blocks for our visiting teams.

In order to keep registration fees low, we will require all traveling teams to reserve rooms via the FMCVB Housing Bureau.

All room reservations must be made through the FMCVB Online Housing System – tournament rates will not be available for reservations made directly with the hotels and those reservations will not count toward the team’s commitment.

Team Managers/Coordinators: See the link below for instructions for setting up your team's room block. Please also make sure you read and understand the terms of the hotel contract at which you are staying, such as cancellation notices. MYHA is not responsible for hotel contracts as you must abide by the hotel's terms and conditions.  Please pass this information to your team so there are no surprises.

2023-2024 HOUSING LINK

Tournament Director:


Murphys Pub

Your local family friendly pub, Murphy's offers a party room and meal options for Hockey Groups!  Sport raffles for free drinks & prizes during Big Games-Vikings, Bison, Wild, Twins, Timberwolves & the Spuds. Charitable gaming is open most evenings and over the weekend and directly supports Moorhead Youth Hockey.  Call or Text Marissa at 701.729.5595 to set up your team event!

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Midtown Tavern

Moorhead's best new neighborhood bar and grill, and close to the rink! Amazing food, including Duane's House of Pizza! 20 Taps of your favorite domestic and craft beers. Over 20 TV's to watch your favorite teams.  A party room is available by request - call ahead - 218.236.0550 - 2223 Highway 10 East, Moorhead, MN 56560!


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The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is THE destination in Fargo-Moorhead to enjoy your next round of indoor golf! Stop in and experience one of our 5 top of the line simulators and have a cocktail while doing so. Located conveniently off of I-94 at the corner of 8th St and 30th Ave in south Moorhead, The Clubhouse is your perfect place for practice, play, and partying!

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SUNSET LANES (Small Town Bowling Alley and Close to the Rink)

At Sunset Lanes, we offer fun for everyone. We have 24 lanes with the most up to date scoring system, an arcade on the 2nd floor, a kitchen that serves pizza, burgers, fryer food, and a full bar for the adults! 

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Suite Shots

Come try your shot in one of our 60 climate-controlled hitting Suites powered by the Toptracer Ranger software. Or... try one of the 5 indoor Full Swing simulation bays where you can try your hand at golf or one of the many other games, including football, soccer, hockey, hunting, and zombie dodgeball. 

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Kingpinz Social (located next to Suite Shots)

Experience endless fun and excitement at KingPinz! Our family entertainment center has something for everyone - arcade games, escape rooms, laser tag, bowling, and more!

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Shop. Eat. Drink. Good times. The Brewhalla market has the coolest lineup of vendors from oysters to ice cream, plants to pizza, early morning coffee to late night eats and everything in between.  Made up entirely of locally owned small businesses the Brewhalla Market is as Fargo as it gets, dontcha know!

Brewery, Market, Food, Hotel, Events.

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